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Banned From Landfill Disposal in California

Banned From Landfill Disposal in California

California EPA Department of Toxic Substances Control Regulations

The hazardous waste regulations in California are more strict & more broad than those of the USEPA.

Generators of both RCRA hazardous waste and Non-RCRA hazardous waste in California must also be aware of the State’s ban on the landfill disposal of certain wastes. Take a look at the list below. Are any of these wastes in your trash or garbage? Is there even a possibility that they might be?

  • Lamps – a universal waste subject to DTSC and USEPA regulations.
  • Batteries – a universal waste subject to DTSC and USEPA regulations.
  • Electronics – a universal waste subject to DTSC and USEPA regulations.
  • Mercury-containing materials. – a universal waste subject to DTSC and USEPA regulations.
  • Paints & solvents (latex & oil-based). – either a RCRA hazardous waste or a California-only non-RCRA hazardous waste.
  • Non-empty aerosols. – a universal waste subject to DTSC and USEPA regulations.
  • Asbestos – a California-only non-RCRA hazardous waste.
  • Pressure treated lumber.
  • Used oil filters. – a California-only non-RCRA hazardous waste.
  • Used oil & antifreeze. – a California-only non-RCRA hazardous waste.
  • Tires
  • Needles & sharps.
  • PCB ballast. – a California-only non-RCRA hazardous waste.
  • Large metallic objects.
  • Compressed gas cylinders.
  • Household Haz Waste.

Source: UC Agriculture & Natural Resources Environmental Health and Safety Office: Managing Waste in California

Do you have questions about the management of RCRA hazardous waste, California-only non-RCRA hazardous waste, California universal waste, used oil, spent antifreeze or any one of a number of various wastes subject to DTSC regulations?  Contact me or attend my one-day DTSC Hazardous Waste Seminar in Ontario, CA on June 25, 2015.

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